Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Your Selling Team Donation

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Chadron Primary School would like to thank Your Selling Team for their generous donation of $150.00 to help with lunch accounts.  Donations such as these help so many of our students who accrue debt for extra servings of entrees.  We were able to distribute this donation to many students and we want to thank you so much for thinking of our children.  Again THANK YOU!!

The 12 Recipes of Christmas

Our lovely ladies in the kitchen offered these easy recipes for family meal ideas for the upcoming break! Enjoy!
A Dozen Easy Family Favorite Recipes
Easy Creamy Chicken
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom or cream of celery)
Bake at 275 degrees, covered with foil, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the chicken is cooked
through. Serve over rice and or cooked vegetables.
You can also make this easy dinner recipe in the crockpot.
Just dump everything in and cook for 4-6 hours on low.

3 Ingredient Salsa Chicken
6 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless OR 6-8 chicken pieces
2 cups salsa
1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Mexican Blend)
Place the chicken in a crockpot and pour the salsa on top.
Cook for 1 1/2 – 2 hours on high.
Place cheese on top and let it melt during the last 10-15 minutes.

3 Ingredient Sweet Pork Chops Or Ribs
4 pork chops (They can still be frozen.) OR 2-3 lbs. pork ribs
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
1 cup grape jelly
Grease the crockpot with oil cooking spray. Place the pork chops in the crockpot.
In a bowl, mix the chili sauce and grape jelly. Pour the mixture on the pork chops.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours (8 hours if frozen).
These pork chops or ribs will fall of the bone! Super Yummy!

3 Ingredient Beef Tacos
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning (or homemade)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis
Put all in a greased crockpot and cook for 5-7 hours on low.
Stir ever few hours to break up beef. (can be done before if you are gone all day).
Serve on taco shells. 

3 Ingredient Ritz Chicken
1 lb. chicken (boneless skinless), cut into strips
1/2 bottle of ranch dressing
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed (generic is fine)
salt and pepper
Place the ranch dressing and the Ritz crackers in separate bowls.
Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Salt and pepper the chicken.
Dip the chicken in ranch dressing and then dip in the crackers.
Place in the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.

3 Ingredient Creamy Chicken Tacos
1 can Rotel tomatoes OR 1 cup salsa
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 bar cream cheese ( 4 oz.)
Place the chicken and Rotel or salsa into a greased crockpot.  
Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 30 minutes before serving, place cream cheese on top.
No need to stir. Finish cooking 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, stir and break up chicken.
Serve with tortillas.

3 Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-8 chicken pieces
1 bottle spaghetti sauce
2-3 cups vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms and onions
Grease the crockpot. Add the chicken and spaghetti sauce.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
One hour before serving, add vegetables and continue cooking.
Serve over pasta.

3 Ingredient Barbecue Meatballs
25 frozen fully cooked meatballs ( half 32 oz. bag) 
1 cup grape jelly
1 cup Barbecue sauce
Combine sauces in your crock-pot and stir until combined.
Add meatballs and stir until they are coated with the sauce.
Cook on high for 3 hours. Serve over rice.

3 Ingredient Dr. Pepper Pork
1 can Dr. Pepper
1 packet onion soup mix (or homemade)
2-3 lbs. pork roast
Grease crockpot and place pork roast in crock pot. Sprinkle pork with onion soup mix.
Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork until it is almost covered in the crockpot. 
Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Drain juice and shred and serve with BBQ sauce if desired on buns. 

Shells and White Cheddar
2 cups milk
2 cups shells
1 cup white cheddar cheese
In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and pasta to a simmer over medium heat.  
Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often and making sure that the milk doesn’t boil.
Once the pasta is al dente, remove from heat and add the cheese.
Stir until melted. If you like it a little creamier, you can add a little more milk.  
Add salt to taste.

Easy Tuna Casserole
3 cups cooked macaroni
1 (5 ounce) can tuna, drained
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups French fried onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the macaroni, tuna, and soup.
Mix well, and then top with cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 25 minutes, or until bubbly.
Sprinkle with fried onions, and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Easy Sloppy Joe’s
1 lb ground beef
1 can condensed tomato soup
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbls chili powder
Cook and drain excess fat from ground beef.  
Add the soup and chili powder.
Serve on buns, baked potatoes, or tortilla chips.

Chicken Noodle Casserole
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas and carrots
1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn
1 cup milk
1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Boil egg noodles according to package directions. Drain water.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine all the other remaining ingredients.
Add cooked noodles to mixture. Gently stir to combine everything.
Pour into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.
Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Real Colors Parenting January 9th


Please consider joining me for a Real Colors Parenting Workshop on January 9th from 6 - 8 p.m. in the HS library.  Real Colors is a dynamic workshop experience using a personality type test. The goal is to provide parents with the skills to:
  • understand human behavior
  • uncover motivators specific to each temperament
  • improve communication with students
  • parenting strategies for emotional and mental health
The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Type Test: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange.
It all begins with the Real Colors workshop, in which participants:
  • gain an understanding of the four colors (each corresponding to a personality type)
  • discover where they fall as an individual on the Real Colors spectrum
  • learn to recognize student characteristics of each of the four colors
  • discuss with fellow workshop participants what it’s like to be each color and how to most effectively work with students of various colors
From the very beginning, participants begin to see the world from a new perspective…and have fun doing it!  We will invite ANY parent interested PK-12th grade.  Please RSVP with if you plan on attending.  The workshop will last the entire two hours but will be held at no cost!  We look forward to providing you with this workshop!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

He's Back...

Seymour Goodthings has returned to Chadron Primary for another year of watching students follow our Cardinal Rules!  You just never know where Seymour will be hiding to watch our littles birds follow the rules here at the nest! 

Healthy Habits ~ Hand Washing and Protecting Yourself From the Flu!

November ~ Cardinals of the Month

We were very excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our students who earned Cardinals of the Month for November!  These students were chosen by their teachers as children who follow the Cardinal rules and are wonderful examples to other students.  These kiddos were able to have breakfast in the teachers' lounge with Principal Uhing and we all visited about the above and beyond good choices they had made.  Congratulations on your good behavior and we are excited for the amazing choices to come, we are proud of you! 

Students only breakfast - no teachers allowed!

Back Row ~ 2nd Grade:  Easton A., Philip E., Joclynn B., and Aster T.
Middle Row ~ 1st Grade:  Kylan V., Julia N., Corabella T., and Bryce H.
Front Row ~ Kindergarten:  Ruby M., Marshal M., Ayden Y., and Emily R.

We always get a GOOFY picture with our Cardinals of the Month.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

United Methodist Church Sunday School Group Makes Donation to Chadron Primary

Children from the United Methodist Sunday School Group made a generous donation to Chadron Primary School.  Students from this Sunday School Group have been saving their collection money and decided to initiate a campaign they call "Fuel the Kids".  These students and their sponsors chose to use this money for students with overdue lunch balances as well as for students who are free/reduced.  Our students who qualify for free and reduced meals often like to get extra entrees and the money deposited into their accounts will allow them to do that without the families getting charged.  We were able to divide the money and the Sunday School Group was able to help over 100 students.  It is exciting to see our former and current students do AMAZING things and we hope this inspires others to reach out as well.  These students were able to donate $500.00 to help feed our students.  THANK YOU again!!!

Courthouse Tree Decorating

Dawes County Courthouse has a fancy looking Christmas Tree thanks to Chadron Primary students.  Courthouse employees invited students down to show off their homemade ornaments and decorate the courthouse.  Children were able to take a walking field trip down to Main Street for the event and the students enjoyed their time and were given a candy cane for the walk back to school.  Thank you to the Courthouse and to all of the staff who helped get our students there and back safely.  When you have a chance, stop by to enjoy the scenery.